Mountain Leader Award – Summer

This Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to lead hill walking groups in summer conditions on mountainous routes not requiring the planned use of a rope. Established in 1964, this was the first Award created. It is the key qualification for leading Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions into wild country including North Wales, The Lake District and Scotland.

The course is 6 days and 6 nights long, will be based in North Wales and includes at least 1 night wild camping. In addition, there will be evening classroom or centre based sessions, covering some of the more theoretical aspects of the syllabus.

Pre-course requirements

  1. At least a year of experience of walking in mountainous regions which has been logged.
  2. Registration with the Mountain Training

Before assessment candidates must have…

  1. Logged 40 quality mountain days.
  2. Completed a 16hr First Aid course.
  3. Completed a home study paper.

The training course will follow the MTUK Mountain Leader syllabus. Further information can be gained from:


The course will be based in North Wales

Cost:£460 Residential

Plus £45 registration to Mountain Leaders training board.

If you are interested in this course then please contact

All Mountain Training courses offered by JoyofAdventure are run in conjunction with the Arete Outdoor Centre, North Wales.

£ 460 plus £45 registration with the Mountain Leaders Board.

Booking Form: Download or email dofe@joyofadventure requesting an invoice

If you are interested in this course then please contact